Aussie Sharks

George Ford

George Ford

Personal Details

Given name: George

Family name: Ford

Date of birth: 24/02/93

City of birth: Perth, WA

Height:  192cm

Weight: 95kg

Home town and State: Perth, WA

Club/team: City Beach

National League team: UWA Torpedoes

International debut: 2013

Playing position: Centre back or driver

Handedness:  Right

Preferred cap number: 5

Major achievements:

  • Olympic Games: n/a
  • FINA World Championships: n/a
  • FINA World League: n/a
  • Other Competitions: 1st, Danube Cup, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2013; 2nd, National Water Polo League, Australia, 2013; 4th, FINA World Junior Championships, Volos, Greece, 2011

General Information

Uni Course: Bachelor of Science (Anatomy and Human Biology)

Institution: UWA

Occupation: Student

Marital status: Single

Age when began competing in your sport: 12

Where did you begin competing:  School

Any superstitions or rituals before competition: I like to leave my cap off for as long as possible before the game starts

Most memorable sporting achievement: Debuting for the Australian men’s team in 2013

Have you had to come any major adversities in your life/career: No

Any relatives/spouses who have competed internationally:  No

What made you choose this sport: The good times I had playing as a junior

Who is the most influential person in your sporting career and why: Andrei Kovalenko. He’s been my coach for five years and guided me on and off the field

Which person do you most look up to in your sporting career and why: Older players in my club team and the senior guys in the men’s team. They’ve been playing for a lot longer than me and I’m always impressed with their knowledge and skill

What are your ambitions both during and after your sporting career: I’m aiming to play for Australia in the Olympics at Rio and/or Tokyo. I’m planning to work and live in Perth before an early retirement, then travel the world

I dream of: Winning gold at the Olympics

What is your proudest sporting moment: Making the grand final of the National League with the UWA Torpedoes in 2013


Drink: Coffee

Food: Pizza

Movies: Fight Club

Songs: Anything by Crystal Fighters, Vampire Weekend or Major Lazer

Sporting team: West Coast Eagles AFL team

Place to travel for water polo: Croatia

Place to travel for pleasure: Margaret River or Gnarloo

Thing to do on a day off: Beach


Beach / Movie: Beach

Pizza / Salad: Pizza

Rap / Rock: Rock

Summer / Winter: Summer

Drive / Be driven: Drive

Talk / Listen: Listen

Shorts / Jeans: Shorts